IFA | As an innovative research institution, the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) wants to offer its students, staff members and visitors an innovative space for creative developments. Since last year, IFA has been given a new appearance.
match | Environment-friendly innovation using fibre composites is impeded by tight forming limits combined with a challenging automation process. In this context, the Institute of Assembly Technology (match) is developing a method for automated mass production.
IFA | Practical experience: The workshop on production controlling organised by IFA shows the potential of data-based, real-time evaluations and intelligent support systems for an improved production logistics in companies.
LZH/IPH | At the Hannover Messe, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be presenting individual all-in-one solutions for processes and systems for laser material processing. The Institute for Integrated Production Hannover (IPH) gGmbH will be showing the virtually supported assembly using an additively manufactured gearbox.
IFW | Creating material flow simulations for bottleneck analyses, factory planning or stock analyses requires a lot of initial effort. IFW is currently developing a procedure that scans the production facilities and then creates a digital simulation model in an automated process.
ITA | To enable the production of larger quantities of smaller chips, ITA is investigating an ultra-fast assembly technology for electronic components. The researchers are using laser technology for the contactless transfer of bare chips onto a substrate.
IPH | By automating process steps, additive manufacturing can be integrated into industrial value chains. The Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH has been designing a process chain linking 3d printers and mounting stations automatically.
PZH | With contributions of science and industry, the Transregio 73 presents the current state of the art of sheet bulk metal forming, a new forming technology. Registration for the colloquium on 12 March 2019 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH) is already possible.
PZH/LZH | All institutes of the Hannover Centre for Production Technology as well as the Laser Zentrum will contribute to the cluster's motto "Photonics, Optics, and Engineering: Innovation Across Disciplines". The common goal of the scientists is to redefine the design and manufacture of precision optics.
LZH | Individually shaped earmolds are already commercially available, but do not take into account the varying tissue hardness in the ear canal. In a joint project on multi-material printing, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. works on hearing aids with customized hardness zones.
LZH | More and more high school graduates are applying for a Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ) at the LZH. Nine successful applicants are actively involved in LZH projects until the end of August 2019 - for example, in the field of optical systems for space.
PZH/IPH | Since 2015 the Mittelstand 4.0 Centre of Excellence „Mit uns digital!“ informs SMEs in Lower Saxony and Bremen about the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation. Now the funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs was renewed.
IW/IFW | The quality of a component is dependent on its subsurface properties. However, their process-reliable definition can only be reached by component-specific production control. By the use of soft sensors and a learning process model, the production system shall modify process parameters autonomously.
IPH | With his research on speech control in automated guided vehicles (AGV), Dr.-Ing. Florian Podszus was in the finals of the Science Award for Supply Chain Management. The IPH alumnus presented his research results at the 35th International Supply Chain Conference.
IFW | What does digitalisation mean and how can new work tasks be understood? There are many open questions, but employees often find it difficult to match job and continuing education. To find a remedy, researchers from Hannover are presently developing an online-based learning platform.